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Together with Julie Mitchelmore of A+E Networks, Peter Docherty of ThinkAnalytics and Richard Cooper of Ampere Analysis, we discussed the huge rise in TV and OTT viewing since the COVID-19 national lockdowns started. We also talked about the content that's being watched, the people that are watching it, how titles are presented and surfaced to audiences, the number of SVODs per household and the sustainability of this level of TV viewing.

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Netflix has posted its latest round of quarterly financial figures with the headline number of a net 16 million increase in global paying subscribers. The SVOD giant now has just short of 183m paid memberships. In its letter to shareholders, Netflix said:

During the first two months of Q1, our membership growth was similar to the prior two years, including in UCAN. Then, with lockdown orders in many countries starting in March, many more

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New research from Parks Associates finds that TV sets still dominate home entertainment, accounting for over one-half of all video consumed by US broadband households each week. 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers reveals consumers report spending on average nearly 20 hours per week watching video on a TV, compared to nearly four hours on a mobile phone. Consumers also increased the total amount of time spent watching video from 2018 to 2019, a

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Netflix today celebrates the opening of its new Paris office in the heart of the 9th arrondissement. This new office reflects Netflix’s long-term commitment to France’s creative community, including over 20 French productions in 2020.

Netflix’s French HQ: dedicated to the creative community

Located in the heart of Paris, the French HQ is Netflix’s fourth office in Europe. Netflix France currently employs 40 people, across films and series, partnerships and marketing.

“It is a real

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A new research report from Grabyo has found the global market penetration of OTT services has hit 38%, with growth accelerating across all consumer segments. 

The 2019 report comprises data from 9690 consumers across the UK, United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Australia and highlights that OTT platforms are a more popular choice for video viewing than pay-TV services in every territory. 

The study found that Netflix has hit 54% global market penetration, which

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Around half of all UK homes now subscribe to TV streaming services, according to a major Ofcom report revealing rapid shifts in the nation’s viewing habits.

The number of UK households signed up to the most popular streaming platforms – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV and Disney Life – increased from 11.2m (39%) in 2018 to 13.3m (47%) in 2019.

With many homes using more than one service, the total number of UK streaming

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Netflix has posted erratic results in its latest financial results statement for Q2 2019. The streaming giant had expected to grow its user base by 5 million last quarter but could only manage 2.7m new subscribers. Despite this, Netflix still increased average paid memberships by 24% YOY while ARPU increased 3% year over
year on a reported basis. Operating margin of 14.3% (up 250 bps year over year) was also higher than its beginning-of-quarter forecast. 

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